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 News    November 13, 2015

Reform Jews cheer Biden's support for a democratic Israel

ORLANDO (JTA)-In a keynote address to 5,000 attendees of the 73rd Biennial of the Union for Reform Judaism, Vice President Joe Biden stated that the Reform movement has "always been in the vanguard"...

 
 News    November 13, 2015

Beth Am honors Veterans Day

Congregation Beth Am in Longwood invites all Jewish Veterans, military men and women on active duty and their families to attend the Shabbat Morning service at 9:30 a.m. on Nov.14, 2015 in recognition of Veterans Day. Included in the invitation are...

 
 News    November 13, 2015

Sara Rennert, new JCC youth director

The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando welcomes Sara Rennert, the new Youth & Camp director, who began overseeing the JCC's 43-year-old Camp J, J University, and youth programs on Nov. 9. A New...

 
 News    November 13, 2015

Ben Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist-Here's why it matters

NEW YORK (JTA)-When Joe Lieberman became the first observant Jew with a reasonable chance at being president-after Al Gore named him his vice presidential running mate in 2000-he faced a host of...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 13, 2015

At Rabin rally, calls to pursue peace and defend democracy

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Some 100,000 people joined together in central Tel Aviv on Saturday to pay tribute to slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, but they were divided over what exactly they were rallying...

 
 News    November 13, 2015

Knesset approves minimum jail sentences for rock-throwing

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org)-In a vote of 51-17, the Israeli Knesset on Monday approved a bill designed to toughen penalties for rock-throwing. The bill, designed as a temporary provision in...

 
 News    November 13, 2015

Celebrate Chanukah with story telling and music

Temple L'Chayim will host a Clermont Chanukah Party that will be open to the entire community on Sunday, Dec. 6, the first night of Chanukah from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be a special Chanukah candle...

 
 News    November 13, 2015

An afternoon with Dr. Norman Berdichevisky

Temple Israel's adult education committee will present a stimulating presentation by Dr. Norman Berdichevsky on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. in the Roth Social Hall at 50 S. Moss Road, Winter Springs. T...

 
 News    November 13, 2015

Temple Israel brings musical murder mystery to town

Temple Israel is going all-out with a winning gala production directed by Eugene O'Neill award-winning playwright Ken Eulo, who will be directing the Temple Israel cast of actors in "Marriage is Murde...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    November 13, 2015

It's official: BDS is hate speech

A few years ago, the British anti-Semitism scholar David Hirsh remarked that while Israel was the ostensible target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, first in the firing line were diaspora Jews. This shouldn’t be surprising...

 
 By Ben Suster    Opinions    November 13, 2015

Is Israel a racist nation?

As defenders of Israel we are constantly emphasizing that Israel promotes unconditional co-existence and would never stand for such an awful establishment like institutional discrimination. However what if I said we were wrong and that Israel does...

 
 By Ira Sharkansky    Opinions    November 13, 2015

Them and us

It is not yet clear what caused the destruction of the Russian airliner as it flew from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh over the Sinai toward Saint Petersburg. However, the betting is an explosive device. Maybe slipped on the plane by a...

 
 By David Benkof    Opinions    November 13, 2015

There are still two pro-Israel parties

Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) head Matthew Brooks recently told The Hill, “We as a Jewish community have to take a long, hard step back and acknowledge the reality ... that today there is one pro-Israel party and that is the Republican...

 
 By Hal Lewis    Opinions    November 13, 2015

Sanders doesn't want to talk religion and thank God for that

CHICAGO (JTA)—At a campaign event in Virginia last week, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders invoked his Judaism in response to a question about Islamophobia in the media. The exchange drew widespread attention, in part because...

 
 By Rafael Medoff    Opinions    November 13, 2015

Lack of democracy weakens U.S. Jewry

Fifty years ago this week, two prominent figures in the American Jewish community startled their colleagues by calling for democratic elections to choose Jewish leaders. The occasion was a two-day conference in New York City, in November 1965, on...

 
 Calendar    November 13, 2015

What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30...

 
 Features    November 13, 2015

Did you know?

During the 2014 Oscars, they celebrated the 75th anniversary of the release of the “Wizard of Oz” by having Pink sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  But what few people realized, while listening to that incredible performer singing that...

 
 Life Cycles    November 13, 2015

Obituary - AGNES K. "AGGIE" JANOVITZ

Agie Janovitz, age 85, of Longwood, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at Florida Hospital—Orlando. Agie was born in Secovce, Slovakia, on Nov. 6, 1929, to the late Adolph and Ilona Pollak Kritzler and was one of three children. The family...

 
 Life Cycles    November 13, 2015

Obituary - FREDA MITTLEMAN

Freda Mittleman, age 96, of Orlando, passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living in Dr. Phillips. Born in Norfolk, Va., on March 9, 1919, to the late Abraham Irving Kuper and Florence Fishbein, she was a homemaker and the widow...

 
 Life Cycles    November 13, 2015

Obituary - BETTY SHERMAN

Betty Sherman, age 87, of Oviedo, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at Encore of Avalon Park, Orlando. She was born on Aug. 10, 1928, in Glasgow, Scotland, to the late Manuel and Mary Matafsky Goldinger. She was the widow of the late Izzy Sherman...

 
 Life Cycles    November 13, 2015

Bar Mitzvah - Jacob Lewis

Jacob Lewis, son of Gail and Jonathan Lewis of Apopka, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Jacob is in the eighth grade at...

 
 Life Cycles    November 13, 2015

Bat Mitzvah - Jessica Rochelle Nolte

Jessica Rochelle Nolte, daughter of Susan Godorov of Orlando and Dennis Nolte of Oviedo, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at the Congregation of Reform...

 
 News    November 13, 2015

Wednesdays are adult education days at Temple Israel

Every Wednesday, Rabbi Joshua Neely of Temple Israel teaches two adult education classes which are open to the entire community at no charge. At noon on Wednesday, Rabbi Neely teaches in person and...

 
 By Shana Medel    Features    November 13, 2015

Hank Katzen central in building 'the hometeam' at Central Florida Hillel

Most Jewish students attending the University of Central Florida don't know him by face or by name. But real estate developer and Jewish philanthropist Hank Katzen is one of the masterminds behind...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    November 13, 2015

Scene Around

“A museum like no other”... “The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was established to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to educate the nation and the world about one of the darkest chapters in human history.” (I received this...

 

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